Denver-based Garbanzo Mediterranean Grill has announced the company's expansion into the Washington, D.C./Baltimore market. Garbanzo is planning to open five to 10 company-owned locations in the area throughout the next 12 to 24 months.
"We are very excited to grow the Garbanzo concept to the East Coast and provide our fresh, authentic menu offerings to the D.C. and Baltimore communities," said Alon Mor, Garbanzo founder, president and CEO. "A hotbed for popular eateries and diverse cuisine, our nation's capital and surrounding areas provide prime locations for Garbanzo restaurants. With a couple retail sites already identified, we are still exploring other location options and hope to have those nailed down within the next three months."
The first Garbanzo location is slated to open at the end of summer/early fall. Locations will be announced as they are finalized.
"I am looking forward to opening new company-owned Garbanzo restaurants in the D.C./Baltimore area," said Scott Black, Garbanzo regional director of operations. "We offer a truly unique fast casual Mediterranean concept that will undoubtedly fill a need in this market. From the entrée customization to the made-in-house-from-scratch recipes, I cannot wait to share Garbanzo with D.C./Baltimore. I know both locals and visitors will be just as excited about our food as we are to serve it."
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